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The Rex Cinema

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Address: 14 West Street, Wareham BH20 4JX, England
Phone Number: +44 1929 552778
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The REX is an art-deco gem of a small town cinema from the 1920's. 130...

The REX is an art-deco gem of a small town cinema from the 1920's. 130 Seats with digital projection and sound but with a period ambience. The REX is owned by the Purbeck Film Charitable Trust and run by a team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers. The REX shows everything from art-house to blockbusters and is the main hub of the renowned annual Purbeck Film Festival, the largest rural film festival in the United Kingdom.

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A wonderful night at this old world Cinema. We came here during the Purbeck Film Festival, enjoying a screening of a restored version of Hitchcock's Vertigo. The film was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
Fuss P
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United Kingdom
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89 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A wonderful night at this old world Cinema. We came here during the Purbeck Film Festival, enjoying a screening of a restored version of Hitchcock's Vertigo. The film was intriguing and all the more enjoyable in the ambience of the recently restored auditorium. What a treat that you can enjoy a glass of wine or beer while watching the film!... More 

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Thank Fuss P
Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Compact cinema that clearly is a blast from the past. Great for a night out to escape to the movies for an hour or two without feeling the expense of a multiplex Worth a visit

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Thank Highkick
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful trip back in time. The Rex is an old fashioned cinema that has retained its original features whilst showing modern films. There is a lovely bar downstairs where you can buy a drink pre performance. There is no popcorn station but a nice selection of local ice creams prior to the film starting. I highly recommend a... More 

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Thank George P
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

We camp regularly not far from Wareham, and if we have a cold or rainy evening we amble along to the Rex Cinema. It really doesn't matter what's showing - the staff are all volunteers and the feeling you get is that these people are proud of their little cinema, and they have time for a chat and a laugh.... More 

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Thank jimmy_the_farmer
Wareham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

A lovely comfortable cinema. Very unique from the glass of wine during a performance to the early interval for ice-cream.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Had to give this top marks, it's an old time cinema run by a group of very friendly volunteers, there is a bar and you can take your drinks in with you, the seats have all been refurbished and are very comfortable, you get plenty of leg room, on the walls they still have gas lamps and the whole experience... More 

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Thank Lanc56
Reading, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Re-live your childhood memories (well if you're my age anyway!) with a trip to this delightful independent cinema. A single screen auditorium complete with its own licensed bar and a fabulous experience reminiscent of going to the movies as a child of the 70's!!! There's even an usher, with his own torch, who stops the on-screen adverts at a set... More 

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Dorset
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Small cinema with refurbished seats that are comfortable with plenty of leg room. Small bar downstairs with the option to take drinks into the performance. Ice creams in the interval. Latest releases shown, online booking and selected seats. What's not to love?

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

Went to see film here for the first time and was enchanted by the entire experience. It was like the entire Purbeck Film Festival rolled into one.The red plush interior was very cosy and the upholstery clearly added to the already excellent acoustics in the room, such a contrast to poorly designed modern cinemas. This meant that the sound quality... More 

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Wareham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

The Rex in Wareham is an amazing little cinema. It is run by volunteers and has charitable status. They have just renewed the seats and flooring and it is now very comfortable. There is a bar and you can take your drinks into the cinema. So go and check it out.

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